Earlier this week, in a cringe-worthy turn of phrase The Miami Herald business section declared that Miami's Edgewater neighborhood is "located at the intersection of funky and trendy" after realizing, a few years too late, the neighborhood has experienced some classic gentrification. Of course, the ... More >>
A lot of words leap to mind when you think of Miami's roadways. Terrifying. Useless. Mad Max-ian. Unless you've been pounding mescaline all morning, one term that likely hasn't popped up is efficient. But a new piece by an urban planner in Washington reveals that by one measure, Miami has the most e ... More >>
As distressed as our economy is, the United States continues to spend about $1.4 billion per year on sending food aid to other countries.President Obama is proposing a major change to the foreign food aid program that could greatly impact Florida, which ranks seventh in the nation in food exports.As ... More >>
Last week we reported on a bold
conceptual plan by Miami architect Chad Oppenheim and über-hip-hop
mogul Pharrell Williams to convert Overtown into Ice Cream City, a
whimsical neighborhood that would be home to the nation's largest
indoor and outdoor skate park, a big box retailer, ateliers and spe ... More >>
Gather 'round, everybody. Yes, everybody of all different ethnicities, creeds, and sexual orientations, and let's hug it out. Why? Because Miami has been named the second most tolerant major metro area in America by a ranking authored by the Atlantic's Richard Florida.
Miami Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones beat bribery and grand theft charges, and returned to office. Now we'll see if she proves as invincible in civil court.
Two former witnesses in the criminal case, who claimed that she used forgery to divert a $25,000 grant that was supposed to go to their ... More >>
Michael E. MillerMichel "Sweet Micky" Martelly, Haiti's new president.On March 20, after a fraudulent first-round of voting and weeks of riots, Haitians overwhelmingly elected a 50-year-old former pop star as president.Michel "Sweet Micky" Martelly strolled into office with two-thirds of the vote ... More >>
The Pakistani government and military is facing tough criticism after Osama bin Laden was found living rather comfortably in a large city in their country just minutes from Pakistan's top military training academy. Rep. Allen West of Broward and Palm Beach, ever the reactionary Republican, is lea ... More >>
Alex IzaguirreThe U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development sent affordable housing developers in Miami-Dade County an early Christmas present. This past October 16, HUD secretary Shaun Donovan announced 18 south Florida cities will receive $69 million for community development grants, hom ... More >>
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Back in November 2006 when Colorado congressman Tom Tancredo likened Miami to a third world country it was based on his own xenophobic worldview.
But with assault rifle fire ringing out in new and brazen crimes monthly, cops shooting unarmed tourists, no jobs, an ... More >>
Today is World AIDS day, and the single most important thing everyone can do personally is get tested regularly and play safe. The good news about HIV in America in 2008 is that if detected early most people can still look forward to a long, full life. The expected life span is nearing normal, and t ... More >>
The shortlist for HUD secretary keeps getting longer. Mayor Manny Diaz is still on this list, released to the AP from ominous sources inside the party and transition team: Miami Mayor Manny DiazRep. James Clyburn, D-S.C.Renee Glover, head of Atlanta's housing authorityNicolas Retsinas, director ... More >>